Luffa Sponge Gourd Seeds (Luffa cylindrica) are very popular among gardeners. Grow your own natural dishcloth or bath sponge! Excellent when used to exfoliate the skin as a sponge. Can also be grown as baby vegetables when harvested small at around 2". Harvest at 7" for sponge or dishcloth uses.
The Luffa Gourd is an open-pollinated variety. You just allow the gourd to dry and peel off the skin to reveal the sponge.
NAME: Luffa (Sponge) Gourd OTHER COMMON NAMES: Vegetable Sponge / Smooth Luffa / Sponge Luffa / Climbing Okra / Dishrag Gourd SCIENTIFIC NAME: Luffa Cylindrica COLOR: Green PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Indoors weeks before last frost HARVEST: 60 Days HARDINESS ZONE: N/A PLANT HEIGHT: 48 - 72" PLANT SPACING: 5 - 6' LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average